Barcelona attack: Heart-wrenching moment father of boy, 3, killed in Spain terror attack hugs imam

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This is the heart wrenching moment the father of the youngest victim of the Spain terror attack hugs an imam.

Javier Martinez’s three-year-old son Xavi died when a van rammed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas earlier this month.

At the time Xavi and his parents were in Barcelona visiting family.

He was the youngest victim of the horrific attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils on August 17, which left 15 dead.

His great uncle, Francisco Lopez Rodriguez, also died after being struck in Las Ramblas.

The BBC has posted the video of Martinez hugging local Imam Driss Salym in Rubi, Barcelona.

In the moving footage, both Martinez and Salym are reduced to tears.

According to local website El Periodico, Martinez delivered an emotional speech thanking the emergency services that helped the victims of the attack,

He said: “Thank you all. I love to see that the Rambla is full again. There is no place for fear or rancour.”

Martínez added that he didn’t want his son to have died in vain and said: “I need to hug a Muslim. These people should not have fear.”

A total of 15 people were killed in the attacks, with the victims coming from 34 countries around the world, including British-born seven-year-old Julian Cadman.

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